Shalom and welcome to the website of Mak’hela, the Jewish Chorus of Western Massachusetts.

Since 2003, Mak’hela has inspired hundreds of people with its affirmative, inclusive idea of Jewish culture and has demonstrated its ability to connect, nourish, and educate its members and the community at large through choral music. Mak’hela performs music from Jewish cultures throughout the diaspora, performing beloved classics as well as contemporary pieces. The group is led by Musical Director Elaine Broad Ginsberg, and is accompanied on piano by Jamie Goodnow.

Watch Mak’hela performing in the WGBY studio (September 2014):

Mak’hela’s First rehearsal of the season


Calling all new and returning members:  Mak’hela is starting up on September 4, 2018 at 7:15 p.m. at the Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton!  We have a thrilling season ahead of us–season #16!  Rossi, Mendelssohn, Yiddish favorites, liturgical gems, and more!  Sing great music with wonderful people–we hope to see you there!